Testimonials

Karen Harradine

I have only recently started to attend Mai’s writing groups. After my first session at Arlington’s, I felt confident enough to write my first short story and enter this into a competition.

Teresa Martin

I look forward to Wednesday evenings. I had written on-and-off for years but always in isolation. Having a talented bunch of people to bounce ideas off is great and the feedback is incredibly helpful.

Clare Rodger

I joined the group in November 2013 and it’s always a fun, creative evening.  It’s good to be surrounded by people who are as passionate about writing as I am.

Megan Musgrove

I joined the Writer’s Group as way to improve my writing skills. I stayed because the encouragement is fantastic, it has inspired a lot of new ideas and the people are just lovely.

Graham Cleaver

Writing was always something I’d promised myself that I’d try after I retired. The combination of a friendly group of like-minded people and expert, supportive tuition is just what I needed.

Jen Pierce

I think it can be quite daunting going to a group like this for the first time, but everyone is so friendly and supportive. The group has inspired me to finish my first novel. I always look forward to Wednesday nights now!

Mike Tunstill
Just to say also how useful I’m finding the sessions. It’s not always only the apprentice who needs encouragement.
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  1. I am new to the group and have been to only two meetings so far, but already it is something I look forward to all week. It is friendly and welcoming and I feel I can get some sincere and helpful criticism of my writing; I can get enough ego strokes at home. I have joined the group because I want to improve and am confident that I will. The structuring of the time we have together is good and I really appreciate the discipline – having to write for some of the time – and also the discipline of homework. The one-to-one feedback is helpful. But it isn’t all terribly serious. We have a laugh. Oh, and Mai bakes cakes, too – great spice cakes! And Callum brought flapjacks which were lovely! Really looking forward to Thursday! ”

    — Peter Eveleigh

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